who would take their place in the Final from
the second Semi-Final? The two teams set to
do battle were Pelugueria Mariano against ZVC
two teams had reached this stage in very different
fashions. Pelugueria Mariano had stormed into
the Semi-Finals with a 5-0 win whilst ZVC Indoor
Gent had a monumental tussle with La Briocha
and reached the Semi-Finals courtesy of penalties.
This promised to be an equally gripping and
tight encounter for the Belgian team.
two had met in Round 5 of Group C to decide
who won the group with Pelugueria Mariano winning
1-0 then. A repeat would do the Spanish just
fine, ZVC Indoor Gent would need to exact their
revenge. With the game underway it was ZVC Indoor
Gent who took the lead thanks to Robby Ysewyn's
third goal of the tournament. The lead did not
last long though as David Rivero Rigo's fourth
goal of the tournament made it 1-1 at half-time.
1-1 at half-time became 1-1 at full-time and
ZVC Indoor Gent would “enjoy” a second penalty
shoot-out of the day.
Mariano would take the first penalty in the
It was disaster for Rafael Rivero Rigo who missed
the target and it was advantage Belgium.
Antony Chimkovitch stepped up first for ZVC
Indoor Gent as he had done in the Quarter-Final
and, also as he did in the Quarter-Final, scored.
The pressure was now on David Rivero Rigo who
had to score – he did. David Van Der Borght
almost got his foot to it as he dived the other
way but the ball found the net.
Kenneth Blancquaert made the walk to the penalty
spot as it looked like ZVC Indoor Gent would
stick with the winning formula from the last
round and why not? It worked then, it was working
again as Blancquaert scored.
Mariano Llamas Andreu had to score to keep his
team in it. He had 6 goals today and he made
no mistake hitting it hard, high and central
to make it 2-2.
Michael Ingels had the chance to send ZVC Indoor
Gent into the Cup Final. As the goalkeeper spread
himself, Ingels powered into the bottom left
corner and it was all over!
tournament was over for Pelugueria Mariano but
they had been superb – this Semi-Final was worthy
of a Cup Final. There could only be one team
to go through though and that team was ZVC Indoor